Planetizen is pleased to release its ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2010. This year's selection includes some big names, some big ideas -- and a book called "Toilet." Exclusive
Nov 22, 2010 By
While builders still see social media as "consuming to sustain and difficult to track", they are experimenting more and more with unconventional ways to connect with potential buyers over the Internet.
Nov 22, 2010 Builder Magazine
Details are now just emerging about a proposal from NYC Mayor Bloomberg to further extend the IRT #7 line from the West Side station by a planned, massive new development, Hudson Yards. Cheaper than a commuter rail tunnel, it would serve NJ Transit.
Nov 22, 2010 The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
Shopping malls are scattered all over Bangkok. On one hand they create a distinct urban setting in the city, but they also fall far short of creating actual community, according to this post.
Nov 21, 2010 This Big City
A Russian construction company wants to build a 100,000-person city in an abandoned diamond mine, and cover it with a dome.
Nov 20, 2010 Wired UK
Major developments have been popping up all over Japan's heavily urbanized cities. This piece from <em>The Diplomat</em> looks at what urban future lies ahead for Japan.
Nov 20, 2010 The Diplomat
Two artists have teamed with a favela in Rio de Janeiro to use bright colors to re-frame the slum as a more vibrant area.
Nov 20, 2010 CNN
A new center on the campus of Syracuse University is meant to highlight the Rust Belt city's potential -- and to inspire its revitalization.
Nov 19, 2010 Metropolis
The decision to cancel the planned tunnel beneath the Hudson River to connect New York and New Jersey was not without repercussions.
Nov 18, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
Amanda Thompson, planning director of Decatur, GA, suggests that it is a good thing there isn't such a thing as "designer malpractice" or planners would be sued for the horrible impact their work has had on the public health.
Nov 17, 2010 PlaceShakers